If you’re looking for something good to watch this weekend, we recommend checking out the new Nollywood film The Black Book on Netflix. It’s full of action-packed scenes, and it’ll definitely have you on the edge of your seat the entire time while watching.
The Black Book is an African Netflix original film produced and directed by Editi Effiong in his directorial feature debut. He also co-wrote the screenplay with Bunmi Ajakaiye. In addition, Kemi Lala Akindoju signed on to produce the movie.
The action-adventure film follows a grieving father who is looking for justice after his son is murdered by a gang of corrupt policemen.
But who plays the bereaved father? What about the rest of the cast? Below, we shared who portrays who in the new Netflix movie.
The Black Book cast
Well-known Nigerian actor Richard Mofe-Damijo stars in the leading role of Paul Edima, a father who makes it his mission to take down his son’s killers. You might recognize Mofe-Damijo from his previous roles in movies such as 30 Days in Atlanta, The Wedding Party, The Grudge, Three Wise Men, Chief Daddy, Love Is War, Crossroads, Boycott and Palava!. He also had roles in the TV shows Castle & Castle, Shuga, King of Boys: The Return of the King, Far from Home and Shanty Town.
Here’s more of the cast and who they play:
- Ade Laoye as Vic Kalu
- Sam Dede as Angel
- Alex Usifo Omiagbo as General Isa
- Olumide Oworu as Damilola Edima
- Kelechi Udegbe as Officer Abayomi
- Shaffy Bello as Big Daddy
- Iretiola Doyle as Commissioner
- Taiwo Ajai-Lycett as Editor
The movie is rated TV-MA, meaning it’s only meant to be watched by mature audiences. It was given this maturity rating for smoking and graphic violence. Overall, we wouldn’t recommend watching this film when kids are around.
Take a look at the thrilling official trailer for a sneak peek!
The Black Book is streaming now only on Netflix.